Fourth-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel vRAN Boost have been released by Intel, promising unprecedented levels of performance and efficiency in the service of 5G networks. According to the manufacturer, their new processors are the first in the industry to provide network operators with the necessary performance, scalability, and energy efficiency for the 5G user plane function (UPF) workload in a single dual-socket server.
Developed in tandem with SK Telecom, the new CPUs boast twice the capacity increases of previous generations within the same power envelope, as well as up to 20% power reductions thanks to integrated acceleration. Customers will be able to cut their overall expenses for the 5G core network as a result of this.
The Intel Infrastructure Power Manager for 5G core reference software was also announced, and it reduces CPU power consumption by an average of 30 percent during normal operation.
To provide the exceptional performance and efficiency required by 5G networks, the latest generation of Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs has been developed in an expedited manner. Intel’s pioneering demonstration of 1 Tbps performance for the 5G user plane function workload showcases the new CPUs’ revolutionary possibilities. To aid network operators in delivering cutting-edge services on their platforms at the network’s periphery, Intel has demonstrated its Intel Converged Edge Media Platform. The company also offers programmable solutions for the cloud and networks using the enlarged Intel Agilex 7 family of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and electronic application-specific integrated circuits (eASICs).